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Senior Systems Administrator

RecursionFull-time$119kSalt Lake City, UtahMar 21, 2024

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Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

The Impact You’ll Make

  • The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for the day to day operations, administration, and maintenance of the various IT and Cloud Infrastructure platforms, including but not limited to - Physical and Virtual Server Infrastructure, Endpoints (Windows and Mac endpoints, mobile devices), Collaboration devices, Storage, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services and Applications and Services running on these platforms.
  • The Senior Systems Administrator will support various applications including but not limited to Enterprise Collaboration Platforms (Box, Google workspace, Microsoft Cloud, other SaaS applications), multiple SaaS applications, Splunk, MDM, security, monitoring, logging  and reporting tools.
  • The Senior Systems Administrator will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, configuration, and administration of on premise and cloud based network Infrastructure including but not limited to  switches, firewalls, access points for the organization.  Responsibilities include troubleshooting and resolving on premise, remote and cloud infrastructure network issues. 
  • In addition, the responsibilities include design assistance configuration and troubleshooting all of the infrastructures listed above. 
  • The Senior Systems Administrator will work closely with our Engineers to ensure the design of any solutions meet the functional and non-functional requirements, leads the operationalization of the solution, and produces run books to ensure the solutions can be operated to adhere to the service level objectives.
  • In addition, the Senior Systems Administrator ensures the configuration of operational monitoring tools and remediation methods (proactive and reactive support models).
  • Daily activities also include monitoring and managing the security posture of critical technical infrastructure across cloud and on-premises environments.
  • The Senior Systems Administrator must provide on-call services to ensure appropriate responses to critical IT and Cloud Infrastructure issues.
  • The senior Systems Administrator will share their expertise, knowledge, and experience to help team members enhance their technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and overall understanding of systems administration. 


This position is based at our headquarters in Salt Lake City. 

The Team You’ll Join 

You will join the IT team at Recursion. A group of IT Specialists, Systems Admins/engineers focused on helping Recursion to move fast while still being secure. You will work with teammates across the Recursion departments, determining the right path forward and how we get there. Must demonstrate the ability to manage and maintain Networking, Server, and Storage infrastructure. 

The Experience You’ll Need

  • 7+ years of progressive systems administration experience
  • Extensive knowledge of automating processes with proficiency in at least 1 industry standard automation tool 
  • Ability to problem solve and manage issues to resolution 
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Storage solutions, SMB and NFS, etc.
  • In-Depth experience with Networking, including firewalls, switches, routers, and wireless access points
  • Experience with Windows, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and associated Windows services
  • MDM experience
  • Proficiency in one or more programming/scripting languages
  • Proven capability to take ownership of assigned systems
  • Excellent project management and communication skills

How You’ll be Supported

  • A member of the IT team will be your trail guide to ensure smooth onboarding
  • You will be provided opportunities to share your work and teach others new skills through weekly initiatives like Friday Wins and Tech Talks
  • You will have the option to participate in coaching like BetterUp for leadership skills and development programs

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: $119,000
  • Skilled: $ 131,000
  • Expert: $ 145,000

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.  

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.


The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion 

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation. 


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